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outages. 44 u.s. el sabroe and richmond has 11 outages affecting 1500 customers. the napa river is in danger of over flowing its banks. there is a flood warning posted right now. the river expected to reach flood stage this afternoon. abc7 news reporter cara clapper has been in napa throwout the morning. throughout the morning. cara, you have the latest. >> good morning, carolyn, i do. the flood warning remains in affect for the napa river in nap ma and saint huh h -- saint helena. it is surging, swelling. it was not this high a few hours ago. you can see the storm debris flowing through the river, and this rain is continuing. relentless day luge hitting us in downtown napa this, month. because the soil is already so saturated the rain is expected to pus the -- to push the napa river to the flood stage. the flood level is 25.1 feet in napa, but they are projecting the water could go as high as 27 feet between 1:00 this afternoon and 6:00 this evening. as we all know, downtown napa saw the river overwhelm and over flow in 2005. thousands of acres flooded. residents were evacuated
in sonoma county and earlier the flood was canceled. we will have more at 11:30, but first to napa county as john alston shows us, there was some some flooding, but note day luge they feared. >>iver the river reached its pek at 6:00 p.m. and stayed in its banks and nobody was flooded. officials give credit to the flood control project. >> i am thankful the engineers engineered correctly. >> the project seems to be working. i was a big skeptic, but i think it is doing its job. >> the napa river was expected to go a foot above flood stage which is five miles north of downtown. it is mainly an agricultural area with a few homes nearby. >> it could get me wet around the property. i have a natural drainage swell that runs through the vineyards. we will find out. hopefully we will stay dry. >> we had two inches in our yard , and they were calling for 3 to 7. that had a lot to do with it. it is just the way nature works. >> a few businesses along main street kept sandbags, but they were not needed. >> we came in this morning and the owner said, you can move them. we are not sure what is going to
: across northern california, swollen rivers threatened to flood cities like napa where thousands of sandbags were passed out and countless trees came crashing down. we were driving down this highway here in napa, and this tree literally came crashing down in front of us. i want to show you how huge the tree is. take a look. a giant tree. i mean the roots of this thing are four feet tall. and now there may be another storm later in the week after so much headache already. even santa in one city was forced to take refuge. well, it's definitely going to take some time for the vineyards to clear out here. as for one bright spot we saw in an otherwise gloomy day, drivers when the tree came down, kept stopping by to help clear the roadway. and as nr that man who was almost hit by it, he says he's headed to buy a lottery ticket. cecilia vega, abc news, napa. >>> all right. with that, everybody, here's your monday forecast now. showers from portland to seattle. snow in the cascades and northern rockies. foggy this morning from des moines to columbus. also some showers from northern misso
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